And the bride wore…. stationery!

DGP_232The new Mrs Rachael Evans caused quite a stir at last week’s London Stationery Show wearing her stunning wedding dress and shoes made out of wedding stationery.

The 25 year old fashion design student at the University of Wolverhampton loves stationery so much that once she heard about National Stationery Week, she knew she had to get married in it.  The dress was made by fashion design students at the University.

At least, that was the official story put out on the first day of the London Stationery Show on Tuesday 1 April, supported by photographs of the weekend wedding at Wolverhampton’s St Peter’s Church.  It was in fact a carefully orchestrated April Fool – there was no wedding!

Rachael and her “husband” Sean (her real life boyfriend) spent the afternoon at the exhibition visiting stands and being photographed by exhibitors and visitors, and were special Wedding Dress Stationery_DGP_1 (2)guests at the presentation of the 2014 Stationery Awards at the after show party.

No one suspected anything until the truth was revealed the following day on Facebook and Twitter.    

“Fashion meets Function at the London Stationery Show” says organiser Chris Leonard-Morgan.  “Rachael’s beautiful dress shows just how personal and versatile stationery is!”

Next year’s London Stationery Show takes place on Tuesday 28 – Wednesday 29 April 2015.

Posted on 8th April 2014 by Hazel Fieldwick